Women face several challenges as entrepreneurs and small business owners, including finding access to mentors or people who are willing to help them with their goals. These barriers often prevent women from breaking into their desired industry.
What it does
This app helps foster a community of like-minded mentors for women entrepreneurs and business owners by pairing mentees in search of a valuable mentor with a mentor who is already in the industry and will help mentees put their foot in the door.
How We built it
Challenges We ran into
Accomplishments that We're proud of
(Areeba) This was my first app using React Native, and I am proud of the fact that I was able to figure out how to get the navigation to work with switching between screens when the user presses a button. I am also proud of the stack navigator and title in the native navigation that I was able to add.
What We learned
(Areeba) Firstly, I learned the basics of React Native, including components, states, text, input, view, scroll, and more. I also learned how to test an app created with React Native with the Expo client, which simulates the app on a mobile device.
What's next for MentorMash
As we only had time to come up with this minimum viable product, there are many improvements that can be made to MentorMash. For example, our initial plan was to add a screen that takes the user's interests in order to better pair them with a mentor, but with our other team members not delivering, this was not feasible. Another improvement that could be made is a better way to search for mentors. Right now, users must search for mentors based on their interests, location, and other factors. However, an idea for the future is to automatically suggest mentors based on these factors so there is less of a burden on the user.